NORWALK—The 600-seat auditorium at All Saints Catholic School was sold out as the cast of the school’s Drama Club performed “Annie Jr.” to capacity crowds on Friday night, March 31, and Saturday afternoon, April 1.
Sophie O’Hara, an All Saints 7th grader, captivated the audience in the title role, along with the talented Joshua Alexandrino as Daddy Warbucks, Evardine Joseph as Miss Hannigan, Emily Rooney as Lily, Juliane Tejada as Grace, and James McCormack and Chase Meyer, who played Rooster on Friday and Saturday, respectively.
The All Saints Drama Club is led by the head of the Fine Arts Department, Mauyra Brown, who directs the cast of 53 students, manages the stage crew of volunteer teachers, staff, parents and students, and oversees the elaborate set designs.
This is Brown’s eighth year directing the Drama Club’s performances, and cast members range from 5th through 8th grades.
“I am overwhelmed with the remarkable talent of this cast and crew,” Brown commented after Saturday’s matinee. “Everyone has been working hard since September, and their efforts shone through in the performances this weekend.”
“Every year I’m incredibly impressed with the talent of our students, and am so proud to see their dedication culminate in sold-out performances,” said Linda Dunn, All Saints principal. “Their energy, enthusiasm and commitment to this show is inspiring, and it’s what keeps audiences coming back every year.”
As the entire cast performed a reprise of “Tomorrow” during the curtain call, they received an extended standing ovation.
In Spring 2018, the All Saints Catholic School Drama Club will perform “The Music Man”.